Training For Life Blog
A friend of mine, Frank Pollafico (Emergency Training Xcellence in Philadelphia), once asked a group what was the difference between a Box-On-The-Wall AED program and a functional AED program. I soon learned what the Box-On-The-Wall AED Program (BOTWAP) was when I was asked to see if I could help a local agency that had an employee suffer Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in their lobby. Their underlying issue was that they had an AED just steps away from the incident, but the AED was never utilized in treating the arrest.
I know that the current ability to obtain Cardiac Science AED's and supplies is severely hampered. And I know that the delay in delivery can drive you mad, or maybe to another AED vendor. However, I did speak directly with our "man on the inside" recently and I was reassured that things will soon be much better. Cardiac Science Corporation recently sold off two of their medical device divisions which leaves just the AED portion of their business to focus on. With this recent change, we can expect our issues to resolve themselves. And hopefully CS can get the supply chain back into motion once again.